Find Your Trail At Elkin’s NC Trail Days Festival

Surry County, North Carolina

Join us this Spring for the annual North Carolina Trail Days Festival, a multi-day festival celebrating the great outdoors, the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and our local trails with activities and adventures all weekend long! The festival kicks off Thursday, June 3rd, and runs through Saturday, June 5th.

The festival, which coincides with National Trails Day, is the brainchild of the Elkin Valley Trails Association. The EVTA is a volunteer group with a mission to enhance the quality of life in Elkin by building a network of trails for people of all abilities. NC Trail Days will be held every first weekend in June in the small Trail Town of Elkin & its neighboring Jonesville, located in the western Foothills in the Yadkin Valley wine region of North Carolina.

Bring your bikes, boats, and boots, to enjoy the weekend as a trail enthusiast on our many trails in and around Elkin. We have plenty of exciting things for you to do during the festival weekend… including guided hikes, self-guided hikes, paddles, floats, adventure film showings, a low-country boil, mountain bike clinics, fly fishing, tour de Trail Days bike ride, outdoor-oriented exhibitors and non-profits, kid’s events, tons of live music, food trucks, a beer garden, horseback riding, and so much more!

Whether you choose to follow guided hikes or blaze your own trail, this event provides an amazing opportunity to soak up the sun while enjoying the peace of our beautiful outdoors. With the hectic and uncertain past year, the need for outdoor exercise and activity has never seemed so prudent. NC Trail Days is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors while aiding your physical and mental health. Social distancing and CDC guidelines will be followed including wearing masks when staying 6ft apart outdoors is not possible. The festival is spread out over half a dozen outdoor locations, ensuring plenty of space for you and your family to get out and find your trail while you explore Elkin. Visit for festival details and to learn more about upcoming Elkin events.

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Elkin is at the confluence of three great trails…the NC Mountains to Sea Trail, the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, and the Yadkin River Paddle Trail.